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Published on December 14th, 2006 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder

Assassin's Creed Not So Medieval?

Assassin\'s Creed

In a mighty surprise, there’s word that the assumed medieval setting of Assassin’s Creed may be a bit deeper than meets the eye…

Interestingly, it seems as though the medieval action title isnt exactly what it seems. Looks like theres more of a sci-fi twist to the game than we initially thought. In an interview with IGN TV, Kristen Bell, the star of Veronica Mars explains her connection to the upcoming game. She also reveals the sci-fi premise behind the game: “Its actually really interesting to me. Its sort of based on the research thats sort of happening now, about the fact that your genes might be able to hold memory. And you could argue semantics and say its instinct, but how does a baby bird know to eat a worm, as opposed to a cockroach, if its parents dont show it? And its about this science company trying to, Matrix-style, go into peoples brains and find out an ancestor who used to be an assassin, and sort of locate who that person is.”

Am I the only one that’s both relieved and annoyed by this at the same time?

I think the medieval time frame of the game gave it something that most games never see. To me, that sense was story. Think about it, not many games have explored medieval times in this genre, and in having the first mover’s advantage, it could very well stake it’s claim similar to how the Prince of Persia series did.

On the other hand, the slight glimpse of the menu in the X06 presentation gave off a very futuristic feel that would definitely feel out of place had the entire game been placed in that time frame.

As for the excerpt, don’t companies have certain things in place to keep people from talking about scripts? Oh, yeah, they’re called Non-Disclosure Agreements! Ms. Bell might just have a problem soon, but the possibility of Assassin’s Creed being more of a sci-fi romp delving into time-travel and assassinations? Sign me up!

Secrets of Assassins Creed Leaked? [via IGN]

About the Author

Deejay has been a gamer since the Atari 2600, has wrestled–and defeated–alligators with only his toes, and once aligned all the planets in the Solar System by uttering the words "Coo Coo Ka-Choo". In his sleep. He currently bides his time behind the scenes here at, streaming at and teaching.

15 Responses to Assassin's Creed Not So Medieval?

  1. Double D says:

    I read that earlier too, as long as they don’t get sci-fi with im cool. I’m really digging the medieval time frame for this game.

  2. Double D says:

    I read that earlier too, as long as they don’t get sci-fi with im cool. I’m really digging the medieval time frame for this game.

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